While most people have heard of natural hormones before, many are unsure about their various benefits. Natural hormone therapy, also called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, utilizes hormones that are molecularly identical to your body’s hormones. Most natural hormones are plant-based. The most common bioidentical hormones are estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and thyroid hormone.
Many people are concerned that hormone replacement therapy can cause more health concerns, such as heart disease and cancer, than they will receive benefits. This is only true of synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones safely provide all of the benefits of symptom relief and preventative medicine without the risks as proven in many worldwide studies.
All recommendations come from published, randomized controlled medical trials that prove cause and effect. These are the most powerful studies that support any treatment plan.
Instead of prescribing hormones until symptoms disappear Dr. Jacobson strives for optimization of hormone levels. This means he attempts to bring hormones to the peak levels experienced at 20 to 25 years of age. This achieves the benefits of the medical trials described above.
There are many medical offices offering various forms of hormone replacement therapy near you. Some programs strive only for alleviation of symptoms. Others may not monitor hormone levels or do not base treatment decisions upon medical studies. These treatment plans have limited goals but can provide symptom relief for both men and women.
There are a few clinicians, however, who are specially trained and offer far more comprehensive care for those proactive patients who want to significantly reduce their risk for heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, diabetes and nutritional deficiencies due to genetic weakness. Dr. Jacobson is board certified in Gynecology, ABHRT Certified by the prestigious organization Worldlinkmedical.com and is a member of A4M and LDNResearchtrust.org. Your commitment to this science-based program assures you are hormonally receiving everything that can be done to promote and maintain your highest quality of life. He offers the following unique program to his patients:
There are a number of areas where using natural hormone therapy to balance out your hormone levels can be of benefit. These include:
In the 1930s, it was discovered how to extract estrogen from women, which was marketed for menopause symptom relief. Later, another estrogen supplement using horse estrogen became available. This became the most widely prescribed drug in the United States, reaching its peak popularity in 1992. The FDA then approved an oral bioidentical progesterone pill in 1998.
Today, most natural hormones are derived from wild yam and soy. Some, such as bioidentical thyroid hormone, are animal-sourced. All formulations are molecularly identical to those found in our own bodies. They are more effective than the synthetic hormones that have been available since the 1940s. Synthetic hormones have been associated with many health risks such as heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. Not so for bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, practiced in Greenwich and across the country, has been the subject of scores of medical studies proving there is a reduction in the risk of heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. It has also been shown to protect women from osteoporosis, colon cancer, and macular degeneration. Many randomized medical trials have failed to show any increased risk of breast cancer.
For as long as I can remember I’ve experienced premenstrual physical and emotional imbalance and general discomfort.
Dr. Jacobson assured me that these symptoms were not a life sentence and he took great time and care to help identify the best course of treatment.
Through genetic testing we discovered a few weaknesses that were contributing to my monthly ailments. Dr. Jacobson created a protocol that has worked wonders for me and thanks to his constant care and kindness I have found relief from my monthly misery!
I’m so grateful for Dr. Jacobson. Not only is he a physician who approaches health from an individual perspective but he gives his patients the time, energy and wisdom we all deserve to feel our best!
I started seeing Dr Jacobson in February of 2021. Deep into menopause, I had gained almost 15 pounds, my mood swings were extreme and I was unable to sleep. I think the worst part was the hot flashes and constant crying. After a recommendation from my sis, I decided to consult with Dr J who started me on bio identical hormone’s following a very comprehensive blood work up. It took a few months of adjusting the doses before I started seeing major results. The hot flashes stopped within a few days. After about 3 months I started losing weight. I had more energy and my moods definitely lightened. My sleep improved and my libido was back. Dr Jacobson knows of what he treats. He went over my blood panel, which was extensive, in order to best treat/regulate my hormones. It’s been a year and a half and I feel amazing. It’s not a quick process for everyone, but it does work. Dr J is the real deal. On another note, he’s one of the warmest, most knowledgeable docs treating women with menopausal issues. I feel lucky that he was recommended to me.
I was literally falling apart: every half hour embarrassing sweat would break down, my mind was foggy, my walk was unstable, and the process of gaining weight seemed to be unstoppable. My doctor’s advice was to “deal with it”. I was shaking, crying and feeling completely inadequate.
It all changed when I walked into the office of Dr. Jacobson who prescribed a set of bioidentical hormones based on my symptoms, health history and the results of comprehensive blood tests. The treatment did wonders, I came back to life and in three months I was happily reporting how much better I felt. But that was not enough for Dr. Jacobson, his goal for me was not just to feel better, but to feel great! And for the last four years he did just that: constantly fine-tuning the fragile balance of my hormones.
I want to thank Dr. Jacobson for bringing me back to vibrant, healthy life that I thought was lost for me. And to those of you who are suffering from hormonal imbalance I want to say, don’t waste precious years of your life, make an appointment and let Dr. Jacobson help you! You won’t find a more competent, attentive and compassionate doctor in the HRT field!
I also want to mention his staff members, Tammie and Paula who are incredibly helpful and professional. They respond immediately and go an extra mile to accommodate every single request. The whole experience is simply amazing!
I have been a patient of Dr. Jacobson’s for about 5 years now and I highly recommend him. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, kind and listens thoughtfully to your concerns. He wants you to feel the best you can possibly feel, and I certainly feel much better now than I did 4-5 years ago. My energy, mood and sleep among other menopause symptoms have all improved greatly from his expertise in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Jacobson is careful and checks your progress at appropriate intervals of time to safely maximize your results.
Dr. Jacobson has been treating patients for over three decades. He has helped many women going through menopause with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. He also sees patients suffering from adverse medical conditions throughout New England, Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and Newport Beach. With each patient, the tests he performs will tell him exactly which hormones are out of balance and how to best proceed with treatment.
He is a member of the International Hormone Society, the Bioidentical Hormone Society, AgeMD.com, A4M, the LDNResearchTrust.org, and the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. Dr. Jacobson is also ABHRT certified as an expert by the prestigious organization WorldLinkmedical.com.
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Of course you may choose not to start hormone replacement therapy for any reason. What you need to consider is what’s at stake: if you choose not to take natural hormone therapy, how can you reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis and macular degeneration, to name a few? These illnesses will occur with age if you do nothing and in many cases are preventable. Hormone replacement has been proven to be extremely beneficial.